One of the three national holidays of India, Gandhi Jayanti is observed to commemorate the birth of Mahatma Gandhi, a pivotal figure in India’s struggle for freedom. The day is commemorated with prayer services and tributes all over the country along with a special prayer service at the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial at Raj Ghat in New Delhi.
When: 2nd October
Where: All over India
What’s Special: Also known as the “Father of the Nation”, Gandhi preached a path of non-violence and Satyagraha, a form of non-violent political resistance. His teachings gained him worldwide popularity and today, this day is observed globally as the International Day of Non-Violence.